Kay Boyce’s career as an artist has flourished; her pastel and pencil drawings have become instantly recognisable, and her work graces many large private collections.
Kay Boyce is now firmly established as a leading figurative artist. Indeed her ability to paint and draw the female form and to capture the texture and softness of material has made her one of The UKs most successful published artists.
The artist was born in Sheffield. As a child she would often spend hours at a time drawing on rolls of wallpaper; this was the beginning of her passion for art.
Kay Boyce studied illustration at Wrexham College before working as a freelance illustrator. She produced editorial work for Women’s Weekly, Bella, My Weekly, Sunday Express and Woman’s Own. Her illustration work has carried her through to major book publishers such as Hodder and Staughton, Wadsworth Romantics, Mills and Boon and Mandarin. Although Kay is proud of her achievement in commercial illustration her true vocation is as an artist.
Kay’s career as an artist has flourished; her magnificent oils, pastel and pencil drawings have become instantly recognisable. Her work has graced private collections for many years and she is now firmly established as a leading figurative artist.
Her delicate use of oils and pastels and love of antique clothes and fabrics lend a soft feminine quality to her work which appeals to men and women alike.
Kay Boyce has trained in Ballet and contemporary dance (and now Salsa) and it is this that has given her an insight into her subject and an aptitude for reproducing it.